Mickey Rourke Wants To Wrestle, Piper Hosting Raw Soon

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WWE Hall of Famer “Rowdy” Roddy Piper is expected to host Monday Night Raw when it emanates from Madison Square Garden later this month.

— According to a report today by The Sun, Mickey Rourke says he would like to wrestle for World Wrestling Entertainment after being disallowed from competing at WrestleMania XXV earlier this year. The Academy Award-nominated actor says in his new book, Wrestling With Demons, that a clause in his contract for the Iron Man 2 prevented him from taking part in a one-on-one match with Chris Jericho due to the possibility of injury, which would delay filming.

Rourke says he walked away from WrestleMania “disappointed” due to his limited involvement with the event, which saw him punch Jericho following the WWE star’s handicap elimination match with Hall of Famers “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat and Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka. Rourke says he wanted to put his wrestling skills to the test after training for the lead role in The Wrestler. To read The Sun’s report, click here.

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— Tuesday’s episode of ECW on Syfy drew a 1.0 cable rating, the same number as last week.

John Cena, Big Show, Evan Bourne, MVP and several other WWE stars paid a visit to the National Guard’s Marseilles Training Center in Illinois in September. Click here to see photos from their visit.

(Credit to f4wonline.com and pwinnsider.com for some of the information used in this report)